Servicing your ATV shocks
Wednesday, November 5, 2014 3:43:43 PM America/Denver
If you want to know how often to change a shock, you probably will never get an answer. There are many factors that go into the wearing down of shocks. The places you drive, the way your drive, the quality of shock, and the jumps you take all factor into the wear and tear of your shocks. You will need to pay close attention to your ATV to know when your shocks need servicing.
The ATV shocks are something that can be worn down pretty quickly depending on the type of driver you are. It’s important to learn how to check your shocks and to do it often. You don’t want to be stuck out in middle of nowhere with a blown shock. This will make for a very uncomfortable ride.
You can usually feel when a shock is giving out. If you notice your ride is bumpier than normal chances are it’s one or more of your ATV shocks. Try not to drive on it after it starts giving out or you may damage other parts.
Driving on a bad shock will only make it worse. As it gets worse your ATV will have more contact with the ground and will bottom out more often. The parts under your ATV aren’t meant to be on the ground and can get holes and tear if they are hit hard enough.
When it’s time to change your shocks, do it as soon as possible. It is smart to change or service all the shocks at the same time that way they have even wear on them. You also don’t want to have to keep going in month after month for a new shock or to service the others.
New shocks can be pricey especially if you want a high quality one. Take into account what your ATV is used for before deciding on the right shocks. You can ask a professional for advice in this area but ultimately the decision is yours.
ATV shocks are an important part of your ATV. Make sure you take good care of them so you don’t end up damaging other parts of your ATV. Regular inspections and paying close attention as you drive will help you determine when you